4 Tex. Admin. Code § 230.3 - Certification and Curriculum
(a) All curriculum taught during a prescribed burn school shall be approved by the Board.
(b) Minimum curriculum shall be 24 hours for each prescribed burn school, with the total class length at the discretion of the lead burn instructor responsible for conducting the class.
(c) Recommended curriculum topics include:
(1) Fire History and Use; Ecological Effects;
(2) Fire Behavior;
(3) Fire Weather;
(4) Fuel Moisture/Characteristics;
(5) Topographic Influences;
(6) Fire Effects;
(7) Planning the Burn;
(8) Equipment and Safety;
(9) Firing Technique;
(10) Smoke Management;
(11) Laws and Regulations;
(12) Equipment and Safety;
(13) Evaluation of Pre-burn Area(s); and
(14) Evaluation of Fuels.
(d) Upon completion of the prescribed burn school, all applicants must take a standardized test approved by the Board.
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